New Brunswick

Home invasion nets charges for Quebec man

A 42-year-old man from Saint-Jérôme, Que., is facing charges in connection with a home invasion in New Brunswick over the long weekend.

Police say the victim and suspect know each other

A 42-year-old man from Saint-Jérôme, Que., is facing charges in connection with a home invasion in New Brunswick over the long weekend.

RCMP were called to a home in the village of Bas Cap-Pelé, east of Shediac, at about 6:40 a.m. Friday.

A 68-year-old man suffered serious, but non-life-threatening injuries during an assault by an intruder, Cpl. Denis Haché stated in a news release.

The victim had fled his home, but the intruder forced him into his car.

He later did manage to get away and call for help, said Haché.

The victim was treated in hospital and released.

The suspect was arrested a short time later at a police road check in the Bathurst area.

Police believe this was an isolated incident as the victim and suspect know each other, said Haché.

The investigation is ongoing.

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